Soil in the city: man shaping the Ghent urban landscape, hydrology and soils
The annual excursion of SSSB of 2019 will take place on 24th of May in Ghent.During the excursion, we will move to a habitat unknown to many soil scientists: the city. Although Flanders is highly urbanised, the urban soilscape remains a blind spot in our soil science knowledge. During this excursion, we will explore how man, throughout history, has shaped, and is still shaping the landscape, hydrology and soils of the city of Ghent. The excursion stops will take us to different historic parts of Ghent that testify to the various interactions between humans, soil, landscape, and hydrology, and illustrate how this influences ecosystem service delivery.
Join us on the excursion to reflect on how we can characterize, evaluate and manage our urban soilscape, and this against the stunning scenery of the city of Ghent! Subscription here.
The International SSSB excursion 2018 will be hosted by our German colleagues from Hohenheim University, Baden- Württemberg: May 21st – 25th, 2018
We will witness soilscapes and land use developed in unique geomorphological landscapes related to the Rhine River graben and its related cuesta landscapes. The geological setting comprise strata varying from old granites, Jurassic clays and sandstone, to more recent mid-rift volcanics and loess. Together with altitude differences ranging from 100 to 1500 meters above sea level, ingredients are present for a myriad of soil types to evolve. Together with scholars from Hohenheim University our Belgian participants will be in a position to explore these soilscapes and land use and above all reflect on land use, sustainability in a perspective of cultural history.
More information and photo report here.
The Orneau : a fertile valley for soil research
May 23rd, 2017 / 9:00 – 18:00
Programme and photos
Hereby I am happy to announce the 2014 excursion of the Soil Science Society of Belgium:
Two-day excursion to the International Soil Reference and Information Centre and to the periglacial soilscapes around Wageningen
June 2-3, 2014
Kindly find the invitation and registration form attached to this email. Please register before MAY 5 if you want to join.